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Old 11-08-2018, 10:27 PM   #1
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Suddenly I can't log in...


First, I'm using Slackware64 -current.

A few hours ago, or so, I suddenly was no longer able to log in to linuxquestions.org, but had been on a few times earlier in the day. No changes have been made today, but late yesterday all the most recent -current updates were installed.

So, I went to leave a message for the System Administrator about the problem and thought to try to sign on via winXp running in VirtualBox and, bingo, here we are, using the "oldie, but goodie" Opera 12.xx for windows.

Any thoughts about what could be the problem when trying to sign in using Slackware? Again, there have been no changes made to this box since installing the -current upgrades yesterday and I was on linuxquestions.org earlier today.

Thanks.

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Old 11-08-2018, 10:50 PM   #2
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What browser are you using in Slackware current?
 
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:51 PM   #3
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Have you tried a different browser?
 
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:02 PM   #4
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You're not alone. I'm still logged On my phone but can't get on via my desktop. I'm not nearly as updated as you on current as I have yet to take the 4.19 kernel update. No go on chromium or Firefox :-/
 
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:59 PM   #5
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Well, at moment I can log on with Slackware.

Just a few minutes ago I tried to sign on via winXP in VB and that failed, so I'll wait until morning before marking this "solved."

BTW, four different browsers were tried, Pale Moon, Firefox, Opera-12.16 and Vivaldi.
At the moment Pale Moon is being used.
 
Old 11-09-2018, 12:01 AM   #6
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FWIW, I also had difficulty logging in earlier this evening, 14.2 (32 bit) fully updated to Nov 6 change log.

In my case I closed my browser, waited a couple of minutes and then got in.

I suspect it is not Slackware related but probably related to site maintenance, but that is just a best guess.

Please post again if the problem persists, perhaps the site admins will update us if this catches their attention.
 
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:59 AM   #7
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firefox is pretty much independent from the system, has its own crypto engine - NSS(Network Security Services) and certificates storage&management, and it wasn't updated recently in Slackware -current (according to the changelog).
If firefox didn't work, then it's not a Slackware issue but rather something at LQ.

Last edited by abga; 11-09-2018 at 08:03 AM. Reason: crypto
 
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:41 AM   #8
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Last night I received the following from Linuxquestions.org as a result
of reporting the problem,

Quote:
On Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 10:17 PM cwizardone @ LinuxQuestions.org
<*****> wrote:
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> The following message was sent to you via the LinuxQuestions.org Contact Us form by cwizardone ( mailto:***** ).
>
> --------------------------------
>
> For whatever reasons, I'm not able to log in.
> I've tried four different browsers, deleted the "hosts" file, and tried typing in the name and password by hand, but keep getting the error message that I'm using the wrong name or password.
> Hang on.... let me try it from Xp inside VirtualBox... Interesting, that works. I'm in, in another window, using winXp in VB and the old Opera-12.16 (for windows) browser......
> Hmmmm...... don't know what this means as I was on earlier to day via Slackware64 and I've made no changes to the system since yesterday.......


You should be able to login as expected now. We apologize for the inconvenience.
And I was able to log on later last night, as reported in a post above. However, this morning I cannot sign on using Pale Moon, but was able to sign in using Vivaldi, so the problem remains and has not been solved.
Oh, and, yes, it does appear to be a message board problem.
Which reminds me, wasn't something said a month or two ago about changing or upgrading the board software?

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Old 11-09-2018, 10:50 AM   #9
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@cwizardone: anonymize your email address in your last post, otherwise spammers will get it thanks to crawlers/spiders/scrapers/harvesters/whatever...^^
 
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:06 AM   #10
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@cwizardone: anonymize your email address in your last post, otherwise spammers will get it thanks to crawlers/spiders/scrapers/harvesters/whatever...^^
Many Thanks!
Cheers!
 
Old 11-09-2018, 11:40 AM   #11
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Which reminds me, wasn't something said a month or two ago about changing or upgrading the board software?
This has been in the works for years. The first time I heard of it was in 2015, but in that post, it said that the upgrade had been in the works for 3 years... so at least since 2012.
 
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:28 PM   #12
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Just found this on the sign in page,

Quote:
We're aware that some members are currently having difficulty logging in. We're working on the issue, and would like to confirm the issue is related to a datacenter move. We apologize for the inconvenience. In many cases, clearing all LQ-related cookies will solve the issue. This message will be removed when the issue has been resolved. There is no need to reset your password.
That explains the problem, so I'll mark it solved.
 
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:11 PM   #13
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Woohoo, I can log in again as well.
 
  


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